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Living in a country where you have to speak a foreign language has serious social and practical problems. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.
Write at least 250 words.
It is argued that a country which compels its migrants to speak its own language creates some issues, both socially and practically. I agree to the view completely.
From the social perspective, for a foreigner, it is difficult to understand the culture and tradition of a country because these are very closely related to the language of that country. It would be difficult for a person from a different country to be proficient as the native speaker, and he would not understand in what context the vocabulary is used in different situations. It is quite natural that he might use it inappropriately and the native speakers would not tolerate it always.
Turning to the practical problems it may cause, the worst is the difficulty in learning some languages. Although it is easy for a British resident to learn American language, it is not easy for him to lean Arab or Mandarin Chinese. When English, as a global language can be learned easily, it is difficult to find a multi-linguistic trainer to learn such languages. In such a situation, communication is likely to get affected severely. The English language of many illegal migrants in Australia is limited to the basic level and this can be seen as a good example for this.
To conclude, there are obvious practical and social difficulties when a person moves into a foreign country which insists its migrants to speak its native language. It should be also noted that these issues worsen when the linguistic and cultural gaps are wider.
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